Delta Galil appointed Gil Shimon as president of its Global Upper Market business. In his new role, Shimon will oversee relationships with leading international brands. Shimon rejoins Delta Galil from Tefron Ltd., where he served as the company’s CEO. From 1992 to 2011, Shimon held various leaderships positions at Delta Galil, including manager of the Socks and Seamfree units.
David Rattner was named as Perry Ellis International’s new CFO. With over 20 years of retail experience, Rattner joins Perry Ellis from Elizabeth Arden, where he served as the company’s VP of finance and corporate controller. His predecessor, Anita Britt, will retire from Perry Ellis on March 31, 2017.
Kith tapped former Complex on-camera anchor Emily Oberg as its new creative lead. Oberg helped kick start the union of luxury and streetwear in the fashion landscape. She will oversee Kith’s women’s division and womenswear product development. Oberg also manages her own high-end athleisure label, Sporty & Rich and previously served as a stylist before her Complex tenure.
Wolverine Worldwide announced two new hires this week. Todd Spaletto was appointed to the role of president of the Wolverine Outdoor and Lifestyle Group and Jim Zwiers was named to the position of EVP. Spaletto brings over 23 years of retail experience to Wolverine and he recently served as president of The North Face Brand. Jim Zwiers is a 19-year veteran of Wolverine Worldwide and has held various leadership positions at the company. In his newly created position, he will lead Wolverine Worldwide’s strategic transformation initiatives.
Better Cotton Initiative
BCI’s Better Cotton Initiative Council changed executives. BCI Council vice Chair and independent Member Barry Clarke was appointed as the new chairperson. He succeeds Susi Proudman, who was recently tapped as Nike’s new VP of global apparel and equipment materials. Marks & Spencer sustainable raw materials specialist Phil Townsend was also elected vice chair and Nike senior director of global apparel Michelle Miracle also was elected to a new position on the council.
Net-A-Porter tapped former Jimmy Choo executive Dana Gers as its new global marketing and communications director. Gers served as Jimmy Choo’s VP of global marketing for six years and in her new position, will lead Net-A-Porter’s brand communication initiatives and report to Net-A-Porter’s managing director Matthew Woosley.
Rocky Brands announced that it will make an internal hire for the position of CFO by early March. Interim CFO Mike Staude, who was appointed on Jan. 12, is leaving Rocky Brands on Feb. 17 to pursue other career opportunities.